Tim Floyd as a viable candidate for the Southern Miss basketball job is even less likely than Floyd having been the top pick at LSU a few weeks ago.
Yes, Floyd would be going back home at Southern Miss.
However, I don't think he'd want to replace Coach Larry Eustachy. Eustachy coached with Floyd at Iowa State. They are close friends.
Plus I think UTEP is the better job.
And Floyd is building an NCAA-caliber team here, maybe even for next season. He's got some talent coming in next season that's up a notch from the usual UTEP fare.
This whole Floyd and Southern Miss deal came up on an ESPN blog. It's not a report, it's just naming some logical choices for the job. It happens all the time in sportswriting. It's what sports is all about — the fun of trying to figure out what will happen.
Floyd and LSU. He's a Southerner. Add him to the list.
Floyd and Southern Miss. That's where he's from. Add him to the list.
If Floyd leaves UTEP sometime, it will be for a better job than Southern Miss.